Some Beautiful Magic For Your Ears…and A Hippo!

 Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well. 

~ Bernie Siegel 

Dear Beautiful Reader ~

The afternoon I found this heart-shaped stone was such a special one, for I saw three horses trotting on the beach with the friendliest riders, and then further along the beach, I saw a bride and groom. And all the while, so many happy doggies were frolicking in the sea breeze.
It was so awesome!
So every time I see this heart it reminds me of that delightful winter afternoon, and so, I’m sharing the magical vibes with you!
When I went to photograph this heart-shaped treasure, I couldn’t find a good spot for it, so I plopped it in a bowl of crystals which sits on my coffee table. As I was photographing it, sunlight was dancing on the bowl and the most beautiful song was playing…hence the video.

So now for the hippo!

Today I found out the inspiration behind one of the most beautiful songs I’ve ever heard:

I Giorni by Ludovico Einaudi

Seems was written, after being inspired from a twelfth century folk song about a much beloved Mali hippopotamus:

“The inspiration for Ludovico Einaudi’s I Giorni was a 12th-century folk song from Mali about a hippopotamus who was cherished by the residents of a nearby village but killed by a hunter. ‘The song,’ writes Einaudi in his succinct liner note, ‘is sung as a lament for the death of a king or a great person or for the loss of a loved one.’ The result is a tender and introspective set of 14 piano pieces. This work was written after Einaudi heard the kora playing of Toumani Diabate whilst travelling in Mali.”

I hope your soul will love this beautiful song as much as mine does.

With So Much Love, Angela ~ xoxoxox

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